“Nature is the mother of all Engineers” - Michelle Dischino. It is very fascinating to observe that everything in this universe including human beings can be considered as systems. On that perspective, some systems are very complex, for instance human beings, while some are relatively simpler. Having this assumption, we can apply all the logic, equations and laws which are implied for a known system to any other unknown but 'similar' system. Once the 'mechanism' of the 'human-system' is identified, simpler but coherent algorithms can be applied to manmade systems (and many other systems for that matter) and then considerable response can be expected. This influence from the nature is not new however, and has been the most fundamental of the motivations towards the development of the human civilization as a whole.

I have just started my PhD at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Currently, I am working with Dr. Aditya Gopalan, who is my PhD thesis supervisor.

Previously, I worked as a Research Assistant at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar in the Dept. of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India sponsored project "Development of Text-To-Speech Synthesis Systems for Indian languages - Phase - II". We aimed at developing Hidden Markov Model based speech synthesis (HTS) for Gujarati language.

Before this, I worked shortly as a Research Engineer in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) in a Hyderabad based start-up. I completed my Masters' at DA-IICT Gandhinagar in 2013 and Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.)  at Institute of Technical Education and Research Bhubaneswar.